With the Grand Ole Opry about to turn 89, we asked Florida Georgia Line, Martina McBride, Lee Brice and many others if they felt it still resonated with today’s young artists and fans.
Her live show, where she is backed by an 11-piece band not to mention a trio of back-up singers, is bringing the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s to the stage, as heard on her most recent album, Everlasting.
McBride says she will never forget the first time she heard one of her own recordings on the radio.
Martina McBride fans will get an inside look at what life is like in the singer’s kitchen in her debut book, Around the Table, due out Oct. 7.
When Martina McBride decided to record “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes for her new album Everlasting, she didn’t think the song would hit her the way it did.
When Martina McBride decided to record a new album of classic cover songs, I think she should have included ole’ blue eyes Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” because that is exactly what she did with her brand new CD “Everlasting!” And to those who may have thought: “What is she thinking recording non-country songs?” HA-HA! She was crazy like a fox whose latest CD shot right up to the #1 spot on the country charts too! Check out the track listing and Edwards & Lee’s recent interview with the lovely songbird right here…
“I love to sing all kinds of music,” McBride told Billboard about “Everlasting,” her album of pop and R&B standards that hits stores next week. Hear the album in full right now.
Today (Feb. 13), McBride released one of the tracks on her forthcoming covers album, Everlasting. She puts her soulful spin on Elvis Presley’s monster 1968 hit “Suspicious Minds,” complete with bright horns and back-up singers.
“Do you get a lot of backlash from the conservatives in the country community?” King asks. “I think I have a very diverse group of fans,” McBride replies.
After several high-profile artists backed out of planned performances at SeaWorld last year, others are now stepping in to fill their shoes, including “Redneck Woman” singer Wilson and comedian Engvall.